Saudi Arabia gifts Qur’an to thousands at Tunis book fair

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A representative of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an distribute copies of the Holy Qur’an to participants of the 35th Tunis International Book Fair in Tunisia on April 11, 2019. (SPA)
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Children participate in a drawing workshop during the Tunis Book Fair. (SPA)
Updated 12 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia gifts Qur’an to thousands at Tunis book fair

TUNIS: Thousands of copies of the Holy Qur’an have been handed out to visitors flocking to the Kingdom’s pavilion at the 35th Tunis International Book Fair.
A varied program of activities has seen the Saudi exhibition area swamped on a daily basis by people attending the popular annual event in the Tunisian capital.
Copies of the Qur’an produced in different languages ​​and editions by the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an, were given to thousands of visitors to the Saudi pavilion.
The King Fahd Complex seeks to teach, print and distribute the Qur’an to Muslims in various cultural forums around the world.
The children’s corner of the pavilion has also proved a popular attraction, offering story-telling sessions and initiatives aimed at encouraging youngsters to express themselves through drawing and painting.
Information was also provided on a range of scholarships offered by the Kingdom to Saudi and foreign students, particularly in the area of science.
Visitors to the Kingdom’s pavilion were welcomed with dates and Arabic coffee and were able to meet representatives of 25 bodies including ministries, libraries, universities and literary clubs. More than 1,500 books covering subjects including science, education, and cultural were also on offer.


Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

Updated 19 April 2019
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Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

  • Finance representatives of 150 government bodies meet for the Budget Forum 2020

RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements.
Around 300 specialists representing 150 government bodies met at the InterContinental hotel in Riyadh for the Budget Forum 2020.
Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan welcomed delegates to the second edition of the gathering organized by the Saudi Finance Ministry under the slogan “Partnership and Empowerment.”
Al-Jadaan said the ministry was focused on “partnership and commitment,” and sought to share the challenge of developing an effective budget to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitious goals.
“We are also committed to empowering financial leaderships to learn about the ministry’s programs and projects and provide training and qualification opportunities to the best international standards,” he added.
The finance chief said the budget planning process required the collaboration of multiple authorities and a clear strategy based on transparency. 
Items up for discussion at the forum included financial planning in governmental bodies, automation, and the promotion of revenues and efficient spending.
Finance Ministry steering committee chairman, Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Freih, stressed the importance of the forum in getting the ball rolling at an early stage on formulating a general state budget.
Workshops were held on the sidelines of the conference focused on empowering government organizations, and a training program on financial planning and income estimations was also staged.